Legislative Package Signed by Governor Murphy to Crack Down on Worker Misclassifiacation

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  • March 19, 2020

Governor Murphy Signs Sweeping Legislative Package to Combat Worker Misclassification and Exploitation

Six bills were signed into law by Governor Murphy in January 2020 to crack down on misclassifying workers as independent contractors and other wage and hour violations:

A5838 – “Concerns Stop-Work Orders”

S4228 – “Concerns Tax Data Sharing between State Treasury and DOLWD”

A5839 – “Concerns Penalties for Misclassification of Employees”

A5843 – “Requires Employers to Post Notice for Employees on Employee Misclassification”

A5840 – “Concerns Joint Liability for Payment of Employer Tax Law”

S4226 – “Permits Department of Labor and Workforce Development to post information of person who violates State wage, benefit and tax laws.”

Several other bills have recently been introduced to aid in the industry’s fight against Misclassification.  The Association will continue tracking this legislation and keep our Members apprised of updates.

 

To read the full article from NJ.GOV, visit:

https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200120c.shtml